City Marshal Marion Marcus Coleman

City Marshal Marion Marcus Coleman

Marlin Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, September 18, 1905

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Marion Marcus Coleman

City Marshal Marion Coleman was shot and killed by a subject in retaliation for testifying in a court case.

Marshal Coleman and the county sheriff were walking from the courthouse to the train station when a man shot the marshal in the back with a double-barreled shotgun. The suspect was tried and acquitted.

Marshal Coleman was a Civil War veteran of the Confederate Army and had served with the Marlin Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Acquitted

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Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 18, 2020

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